Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare by Giles Milton audiobook

Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare: The Mavericks Who Plotted Hitler's Defeat

By Giles Milton
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    ISBN: 9781427284877

Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men—along with three others—formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Giles Milton's Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

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Six gentlemen, one goal: the destruction of Hitler's war machine In the spring of 1939, a top-secret organization was founded in London: its purpose was to plot the destruction of Hitler's war machine through spectacular acts of sabotage. The guerrilla campaign that followed was every bit as extraordinary as the six men who directed it. One of them, Cecil Clarke, was a maverick engineer who had spent the 1930s inventing futuristic caravans. Now, his talents were put to more devious use: he built the dirty bomb used to assassinate Hitler's favorite, Reinhard Heydrich. Another, William Fairbairn, was a portly pensioner with an unusual passion: he was the world's leading expert in silent killing, hired to train the guerrillas being parachuted behind enemy lines. Led by dapper Scotsman Colin Gubbins, these men—along with three others—formed a secret inner circle that, aided by a group of formidable ladies, single-handedly changed the course Second World War: a cohort hand-picked by Winston Churchill, whom he called his Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare. Giles Milton's Churchill's Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare is a gripping and vivid narrative of adventure and derring-do that is also, perhaps, the last great untold story of the Second World War.

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Editorial Reviews

Giles Milton's narration of his history of Britain's guerrilla actions during WWII ...has a vintage authenticity that no polished reader could match...His impossible-but-true tales of mayhem inflicted upon the Nazis are still thrilling today... AudioFile Magazine
“A magnificent story, brilliantly told.” Anthony Horowitz, New York Times bestselling author
“A rousing account—and celebration—of World War II’s most insidious and devious heroes.” Wall Street Journal
“Milton is a meticulous researcher and masterful storyteller. Churchill’s Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare, with its ghastly details and dollops of droll British humor, will reward readers who appreciate military history and good writing.” USA Today
“An exciting, suspenseful tale of international intrigue.” Kirkus Reviews
“Giles Milton’s narration of his history of Britain’s guerrilla actions during WWII…has a vintage authenticity that no polished reader could match…His impossible-but-true tales of mayhem inflicted upon the Nazis are still thrilling today, tales of enterprise and daring told with the brisk lack of sentimentality of someone who sounds like he could have been there.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Giles Milton

Author Bio: Giles Milton

Giles Milton is an internationally bestselling author of narrative nonfiction. His books include Nathaniel’s Nutmeg, which was serialized by the BBC, and several other critically acclaimed works of history.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 12.65
Audience: Adult
Language: English